Monday, January 31, 2005

A Lack of Transparency at ALAC

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In a post entitled "What are the despots afraid of?", Rik Panganiban, Communications Coordinator for the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations, writes: "To put it more practically, why can I not turn on the TV or turn on the radio and hear what the UN is doing? Why is there no broadcast on the internet of the meetings of the UN? The beginning of a democratic order is transparency -- knowing what is happening at the governing body."

One might ask the same question about the meetings of ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee -- why are there no minutes ever posted -- why are there no mp3 recordings of ALAC teleconferences? Why don't we know how each member voted on a given proposition?


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